We have a men’s cut t-shirt:
And a female cut t-shirt in a slightly different color. Because that same color was not available for female cut shirts… idek:
Click the links sign up (JUST a sign up, no payments at the moment, just getting a head count) for a t-shirt and leave the number and name you want in the “comments” section of the sign up form.
JUST AN FYI: Sign-up for the t-shirts ends November 10th! I’ll post reminders every so often.
So… what are his measurements?
Upon popular request.
Er. I’ve been - kind of - asked to include some Loki into my sketchy studies. Same slashy mood, so I do apologize - I mean offence neither to fans, nor to the prototypes, it’s just… well… fun?))) Think of it as of a study in anatomy, no insult intended.
Stark and Loki. And those who really know how human anatomy works can guess who’s REALLY in charge xD
Add this as soundtrack - and enjoy, if you like.))
Zink by Cherie Bennett
This is actually a book geared toward older kids/young adults. I read it in elementary or middle school around the time that Lurlene McDaniel’s books were really popular. I didn’t care for McDaniel’s books because they focussed too much on the sad bits and on the disease than the characters. Anyway. Back to Zink.
This book was inspired by a real life leukemia patient named Kelly Weil. Unfortunately, she did not survive her illness. But two months before she died, she wrote a one-page story about a polka-dotted zebra named Zink. Author Cherie Bennett was inspired by that short story, and she wrote this one.
Zink is about a middle schooler named Becky who is absolutely in love with the culture and creatures of Africa. She faints in the lunchroom at school and is taken to the hospital, where she and her family are informed that Becky has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She’s admitted to the hospital for treatment, and is put in a room with a particularly vicious roommate named Darlene who’s there after a relapse.
Zink tells the story of Becky’s treatment, her interaction with the other patients in the hospital, and her emotional struggles with being young and sick. However, it is unique in that it is told in two parts. When things get too difficult for Becky to deal with, when her over-protective mother bears down on the hospital staff, when the pain from chemotherapy and radiation is too much, she disappears into another world.
Rather, she appears in Africa, healthy and with a full head of hair, among a herd of zebras (all of which have names starting with ‘Z’ or ‘X’) headed by a bull named Papa Zeke. They accept her as part of the group, and all of them can talk to her and understand her. With them is a monkey with green fur named Shlep, who follows the heard around for protection and company. Becky befriends him as well.
Three of the zebras, Zip, Zap and Ice Z (the trio referred to many times as the Z’bras), have permission from Papa Zeke to visit Becky in the hospital, where they shrink to the size of small dogs and sing to her and entertain her, and only she can see them.
Her (possibly) imaginary zebra friends are a big part of the story, and help her get through the worst parts of treatment by telling her the story of Zink, a “splendiferous” polka-dotted zebra who held the wisdom of zebras.
This book is funny and maddening and sad and adorable all at once, and the story is actually kind of brilliant. Within the pages, before each chapter, is a drawing of some scene within the chapter drawn by children currently in treatment for leukemia or in remission. The characters throughout the story are warm, funny, adorable and real. Each patient’s reaction to their illness and treatment is different, and shows a different aspect of coping and surviving. Warning, though, you will need tissues for the end. Seems to be a requirement for any book concerning children and illness.